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Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English.



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Russian military vehicles of the year 2023

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:13:53 +0000

(image) The near future designs of Russian military vehicles by the Gojkovic Design Bureau/a Serbian concept artist Nenad Gojkovic. Nenad is a professional concept artist specialized in prop, vehicle and architecture design for the entertainment industry.  For creation of his designs, … Read more...



More Photos of Kids playgrounds in Russia

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:41:23 +0000

(image) If you prepare to relocate your family to Russia – be prepared your kids going to visit one of those.



Man from Belarus Made a Hobbit House

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:25:41 +0000

(image) Man from Mirny village in Belarus decided to build an “eco-house” with his own hands. The results looks like very much like a hobbit house. The house has round windows and is made out of dirt and clay mixed with … Read more...



Only in Russia photos, part 16

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:55:30 +0000

(image) Here is another selection of “Only in Russia” photos series. When cameraman is late to work.. Russian key chain Siberia-Turkey airline passenger. It was election day last Sunday.  



How to Impress a Russian Girl

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:55:31 +0000

(image) How to Impress a Russian Girl Every man has to know that it is possible to please and impress a Russian girl only when he gives her exactly what she wants. In order a surprise will be pleasant, a man … Read more...



Photos of Soviet Counter Culture Youth

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:08:08 +0000

(image) In late USSR there were youngsters who wanted to look different, even it was formally banned to differ from others. You could be easily getting a compulsory haircut in school if your hair was too long and you was a … Read more...



Russian paratrooper soldier made funny art about his service

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:30:24 +0000

(image) Russian and Soviet paratroopers service was considered one of the most hard in Russian army. Only the most fit were accepted. And here is one of the ex soldiers decided to draw his experience while in the army. Here are … Read more...



Trans-Siberian Railway as Viewed by Travelers

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:45:32 +0000

(image) Setting off on a rail adventure on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway, the world’s longest railroad, can by right be called a journey of a lifetime. The Moscow – Ulan Bator route is among the most popular Trans-Siberian train tours and … Read more...



Repaired Old Soviet Fire Truck

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:14:41 +0000

(image) Firemen of one Russian fire station have repaired a vintage Soviet fire truck. Here are some photos. Those trucks were made in the USSR from 1962 until 1968. They were widely used in Soviet villages. Now they are only found in museums and … Read more...



Kayaking on the Lena and Sinaya Rivers in Yakutia

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:03:40 +0000

(image) Yakutia is the largest subnational governing body by area in the world, similar in size to India, but with less than a million people, making the region one of the least densely populated regions in the world. The main river … Read more...



Weird Russian Wedding Photoshops

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:54:01 +0000

(image) Another selection of Russian people getting creative with their wedding photos using PhotoShop. Some photos are purely hilarious.



Only in Russia photos part 15

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:33:43 +0000

(image) A new collection of “Only in Russia” style photos. Enjoy! This is fine. Growing new leaders of Communism. Another fine art from children playgrounds. This fox is probably was a real animal before. Very important sign. Here, your car is … Read more...



Russian Man Makes a Dragon Shaped Bench out of Wood

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:57:42 +0000

(image) This thing looks like it came straight out of Game of Thrones! A Soviet born man, Igor Loskutov, now living in Germany, made this thing. Just take a look.



Only in Russia Photos Part 14

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 19:25:34 +0000

(image) Here is another selection of photos with situations and things that possible only in Russia. Of course not only in Russia things happen, but we still sort of proud about the density of the events and proudly post it all … Read more...



Russian New Mi-28UB Helicopter Demo Flight

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:38:41 +0000

(image) This MI-28UB at first was a MI-28H then in 2012-2013 they turned it into first experimental MI-28UB. Igor, the photographer went to make photos of it on Moscow air show with huge 1200mm camera lens. So it looks like very … Read more...



Color Photos of Soviet Airborne Trooper Forces

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:44:36 +0000

(image) “Nobody but us” was there motto. A color photo collection of Soviet paratroopers, the cutting edge forces of Russian army. Only the fittest were conscripted into those forces. Warsaw Pact soldiers.  



Modernizing MiG-31 jets at Top Secret Falcon Factory

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:24:03 +0000

(image) One of the top secret Russian factories “Sokol” (Falcon) there is a modernization process of Russian MiG-31s going on. It’s almost impossible to get inside, however this photographer was allowed for a few minutes in to take the photos. Here … Read more...



First August Snow in Yakutia, Russia

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:24:37 +0000

(image) Today, August 29, first snow has hit Yakutia, Russia. Social media is filled with photos and here are some of them. As we say in Russia “we have a short summer, however it’s not very snowy”. Sometimes the saying is … Read more...



Private Photos of Soviet Officers Fighting a War in Angola

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:12:50 +0000

(image) It’s no wonder the Soviet state was helping some sides in the Angola war. Here are some photos of Russian veterans from their private albums. Rarely seen private photos of Soviet pilots, tank commanders and other officers who fought on … Read more...



Only in Russia photos, part 12

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:47:52 +0000

(image) Another selection of photos that can be called “Only in Russia”. Like, where else you can see an ancient Russian castle, Russian orthodox church and.. elephants eating grass on the roadside? More inside. VIP customers get carpeted parkings in this … Read more...



Russian Expo in New York in 1959

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 18:48:13 +0000

(image) In June 1959, there was a Russian (Soviet) expo in New York, where the Soviet country presented their best achievements, and LIFE magazine visited the event and took these photos. The interior of the event was decorated with fake birch trees. … Read more...



German Tourist Visits Moscow in 1955

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:56:14 +0000

(image) Another series of photos taken by a foreign tourist in the Soviet country. This time a German tourist took these photos in Moscow in 1955. Gorky street Moscow Kremlin. Archangelsky Cathedral inside the Kremlin. Big Kremlin palace and Archangelsky Cathedral. Kremlin Armory. Uspensky … Read more...



Russian Anti Riot Vehicle Schit

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:22:24 +0000

(image) “Schit” means “Schield” in Russian, it’s also the name of the new anti-riot truck the Russian “Kalashnikov” company developed. This word can easily be an exclamation that protesting people can make when they see this thing approaching them. The truck has a … Read more...



First Russian Color Photos by Pyotr Vedenisov

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:57:09 +0000

(image) Only a few photographers were taking color photos of pre-Communist Russia. Pyotr Vedenisov was one of them. He used autochrome technology for taking these photos. Around 150 such photos survive since that time, showing the period of 1909-1914 Russia. Here … Read more...



Only in Russia, part 11

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:22:21 +0000

(image) “This is possible only in Russia” style photos, new collection of those. “Puzzled fox”  



Strange House of a Belarus Businessman

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:16:32 +0000

(image) In a Belarus village, 5km from the country capital man built himself a house decorated with lot of strange things. It belongs to a local businessman and the place already became a local landmark. Locals say that they even afraid a … Read more...



Russian Photos as Covers for Famous Movies

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:04:00 +0000

(image) A few cases if  photos from Russia could be used as alternative DVD covers for famous Western movies, starting with Dmitri Medvedev could be a Disco Dancer 1982 Indian movie. Locks picks and two smocking barrels. Lord of the Rings. … Read more...



Russian Jets Flying Above the Azov Sea, Night and Day

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:36:39 +0000

(image) Russian blogger visits an airfield in Kuban region, to see how SU-25 jets do their flights above the Azov sea during day and also night time. Airfield is getting ready for the flights. Technics preparing jets. First jets get into … Read more...



Only in Russia, Part 10

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:18:06 +0000

(image) Another collection of very Russian photos. Russian post office selling alcohol. “Family offer”. “Temporary sign”. Here, secure now. How did even got there? “Meat cheap as veggies”. Lening and Trotsky. Ran free. “Swimming (here) is dangerous for your life”. Indeed. … Read more...



Awesome Collection of Russian Vintage Photos Colorized

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:44:14 +0000

(image) Awesome collection of the old Russia photos colorized, starting with this Russian Emperor Family. Great countess Maria Vladimirovna. Ksenia Romanova, the Tsars sister, daughter of Alexander III. Romanov royal sisters work in a military hospital during World War I. Tsar … Read more...



Adventures of a baseball bat in Russia

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:22:26 +0000

(image) In Russia there is almost no baseball games but there are too many baseball bats. Usually it’s not being used for a peaceful sports at all. Many shops sell this “sports equipment” ambiguous inscriptions, hinting you can use it for … Read more...



Russian Last Tsar Nicholas II Fooling Around

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:57:13 +0000

(image) These photos were made in 1899 in Darmstadt, Germany. Here you can see last Russian emperor Tsar Nicholas II is fooling around together with his wife and friends – Danish princess, Duchess of Darmstadt and prince of Greece Nicholas. Nothing human wasn’t … Read more...



Russian man makes wooden Zippo lighters

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:19:24 +0000

(image) Many precious wood types are used by this man to create those nice looking wooden Zippos. Here how he does it: He takes a regular Zippo lighter. Then different precious wood cuttings that are left from some other production. The … Read more...



Border Guards of USSR

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:05:27 +0000

(image) Some assorted photos of Soviet Border guards.  



Soviet Collective Farm Owner Builds Socialism in one Local Town

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:34:55 +0000

(image) Most of the Soviet collective farms were turned into private farms and then sold by parts or stay abandoned now. This farm is different. It was turned into a corporation as well but it wasn’t neglected. It became a leading … Read more...



How St.Petersburg Most Famous Bridge Works, Being Lifted Each Night

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:39:03 +0000

(image) This is a photo report by Russian blogger Aslan on how the big Leningrad now St.Petersburg Alexander Nevsky bridge is being raised at night. Probably many of you saw the picture of Leningrad with the bridge raised open. The weather … Read more...



St.Petersburg in 1860s

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:15:13 +0000

(image) Probably one of the earliest photos of the city, showing the place as it was almost hundred fifty years ago. Starting with balagans on Admiralty square. Balagan was sort of an entertainment tent or hut in Russian fairs to perform … Read more...



Soviet Fashion and Soviet Models

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:24:05 +0000

(image) Some photos of Soviet fashion and Soviet models, demonstrating the Soviet designer top fashion. Most of the photos made in Leningrad, but in different years. 1968 – woolen costumes. Spring wool costumes, 1978. Wool was a must for a Soviet … Read more...



Soviet girl draws her Soviet Childhood

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:09:51 +0000

(image) From her birth until her fifteenth birthday Zoya lived in Kiev, USSR, and while living there she was taking art classes, so she developed artistic skills. Then she left for Israel and continued taking art classes there. Then, some years after, … Read more...



Soviet Youth by Life Magazine

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:10:00 +0000

(image) American photographer Bill Eppridge of Life magazine went to Soviet Union in 1963 to make photos about Russian life. Here are some photos he brought back from the Soviet country. Showing pretty much well atmosphere of that time.  



Kiev Retired Man Turns His Hallway into a 19th Century Palace

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:57:38 +0000

(image) Vladimir Chaika turned a hallway of his apartment building – a building where he got an apartment – into a 19th century palace. What you see here is a work in a progress – not finished yet. However the man … Read more...



Abandoned Resort for the Kremlin Elite in Georgian Switzerland

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:42:15 +0000

(image) In mountain region of Georgia you can see a monument reminding us of the Soviet past. Hidden behind the Caucasian mountain ridge, Shovi resort stays forgotten for already a few decades. Looking at the picturesque landscapes around you understand why … Read more...



Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:25:14 +0000

(image) Take a look at their eyes. In June 1941 Nazi Germany attacked USSR in order to conquer and enslave its people. Soviet army enlisted over 2,000 women snipers. Now Russian artist Olga Sh finds their photos and turn them into … Read more...



Surgut Russian City in Taiga

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:58:16 +0000

(image) Taiga is a forest consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches. Much of Russia from Karelia in the west to the Pacific Ocean (including much of Siberia) is taiga. And Surgut is a  340,000 population city deep in taiga. The … Read more...



Russian Cat Stepan Most Lazy Cat in the World

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:06:22 +0000

(image) Meet Stepan, Russian cat that always sits like this. His owner calls him the most lazy cat in the world. All he does is eating and sleeping: What a fun cat!  



Kindergarten in USSR, 1960

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:59:22 +0000

(image) In 1960 American Life magazine photographers spent a few days in a Russian kindergarten – preschool facility where kids were going up to the age of seven. Here are their photographs.



Women Serving in Russian Law Enforcement

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:40:20 +0000

(image) Photographs of Russian women that serve in police and other law enforcement which Russia has plenty.



Dubdom16: Russian Awesome Floating Houses

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:36:07 +0000

(image) Russian company makes those prefabricated floating cabins. For now some of them sold, some are offered for rent at the lakes near Moscow. Here how they look and work. It made out of laminated wood. This holes you see, the … Read more...



Abandoned USSR Command Post of Civil Defense

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:25:08 +0000

(image) In this former Soviet major town of the Region there is a secret civil defense bunker. Today it is totally out of the system but once it was a great command center ,in case of war, in this town. There … Read more...



A Soviet Screw-Propelled Vehicle Going to Series, Again

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:02:29 +0000

(image) One Russian factory started again producing those unique all-terrain screw-propelled vehicles. It was initially built in USSR and could move virtually anywhere – didn’t need roads at all – take a look at the video: Here is an old Soviet … Read more...



Russian Assault Helicopters Doing a Drill

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:47:47 +0000

(image) KA-52s, Mi-8s, Mi-28s and Mi-35s copters and their crews from different Western Russian airfields have gathered here for a large scale drill going on.  Here are some photos from the airfield where it’s going on. Here are them standing prepared … Read more...



Unique White Tiger Cubs Were Born in Crimea

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:30:35 +0000

(image) Four days ago four white tiger cubs were born. Those are unique animals, very rare in wild nature. Because of their color its harder for them to survive and to hunt. Not more than 300 of those animals exist in … Read more...



Russian Empire Army Hospital in 1914-1916

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:21:50 +0000

(image) Here are the photos of Russian Empire army hospital made in around 1914-1916. The World War I was going on, there was not enough hospitals to put all wounded soldiers. Schools and other state buildings were turned into hospital. Here … Read more...



Great Ukrainian Wall

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:10:38 +0000

(image) After a few years ago Ukraine decided to build a wall on Russian border. Previously there was no border and people could snoop here and there between two states. They wanted to build a full-time wall, like the Israel is … Read more...



Life of the Worker in USSR, 1950s

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:23:22 +0000

(image) In 1950s American LIFE magazine has spent a couple of days with a simple Russian worker capturing his daily routines. Here are some photos they made.  



Russian Newest Next Generation Jet SU-57 or PAK-FA T50 Freshest Photos

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:32:41 +0000

(image) During month of July Russian blogger and photographer Antonio50 was able to make photos of the newest Russian next generation jet SU-57. It was previously known as PAK-FA project or T-50 but a few days ago a Russian army commander … Read more...



Soviet Crimea in 1960s-1980s

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:00:10 +0000

(image) A traveller visited this place somewhere between these dates and here are the photos.  



Fifteen Great Russian Artworks You Won’t Find in Any Schoolbooks

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:34:53 +0000

(image) Soviet and then Russian schoolbooks are pretty much avoiding these artworks. All of them are connected by one topic – heavy drunkenness, bullying, family violence, but mostly of course, drunkenness. Despite how famous the artist was, how good the artworks themselves … Read more...



Russian Pilot Escaped to USA on Super Secret Air Force MiG-25 Jet

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:30:22 +0000

(image) At the beginning of 1976, an international scandal broke out: A Soviet Air Force pilot, Viktor Belenko, escaped the USSR together with the newest MiG-25 jet. He landed in Japan first and then asked for asylum in the USA. In the Soviet country … Read more...



Most Crazy Things Russian People Do with Their Balconies

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:44:36 +0000

(image) Horses, old cars, Spiderman and many more – this is what you can expect from Russian people storing at their apartment balconies. This collection has it all. Turn your balcony into a bus? Easy. Make your balcony permanent Spiderman movie … Read more...



Only in Russia photos part 9

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:42:22 +0000

(image) A new “Only in Russia” collection. Unfortunate ad placements, arrested kittens, why you shouldn’t suck on air force pilot hose, and much more in this edition. Sleeping on the backseat isn’t that cool as sleeping in the baggage section. They … Read more...



American Navy Sailors Visiting Sevastopol, Crimea in 1989

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:22:51 +0000

(image) So when Gorbachev announced “perestroyka” (change) such visits became possible. Two American Navy ships USS Thomas S. Gates (CG-51) and USS Kauffman (FFG-59) arrived to previously “closed” city of Sevastopol – main base of Soviet and then Russian Navy at … Read more...



Awesome Video: MiG-29 Edge of Space Flight

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:12:13 +0000

(image)   A full video of MiG-29 going to the edge of space – climbing higher than 16 km. Nice relaxing watch.



Russian Zhigulevsky Beer Warehouses Across All Russian Empire

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:41:34 +0000

(image) Russian Zhigulevsky Beer started its history in Russian empire and was probably most famous and popular Soviet beer. However even before USSR this was already a beverage giant – had its warehouses in almost every larger Russian Empire city or … Read more...



This Plane Spent Sixty-Eight Years on the Bottom of the Lake Now Goes Back to the Skies

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:55:59 +0000

(image) This year Moscow air show had one cool exhibit flying. This was an IL-2 World War 2 plane that is over seventy years old now already! Sixty-eight years it spent on the bottom of the lake, approximately twenty meter deep. … Read more...



Life of Tsar Nicholas II While in Exile in Siberia

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:49:20 +0000

(image) This is a story of how last Russian Tsar Nicholas II spent his time while in exile, shortly before he was murdered. After bloodshed in July 1917 in St. Petersburg, temporary government of Russia in Petrograd decided to send Tsar … Read more...



Soviet Most Beautiful Car Chaika in 21st Century

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 18:42:37 +0000

(image) This car was built for Soviet bosses. Nowadays it looks like it came straight out of 1960s records covers, photoalbums of our babushkas or propaganda Soviet books. However this “bird” – Chaika is translated as seagull to English – you … Read more...



Only in Russia part 9

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 17:33:00 +0000

(image) Just another collection of photos that “could be only Made in Russia”. Car inside a car? Easy. Everything for a good photo. Graffiti. Very innovative Hey Neptune, I’ll call you back, my family is suspecting something.. Nice costume can be … Read more...



Post-apocalyptic Lada

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:55:00 +0000

(image) If you like post-apocalytpic movies with zombies, or you are a fan of Mad Max franchise then you should appreciate this modified Lada 2102. It was artificially aged to look like very rusty car (in fact this is a special … Read more...



Russian Legislator’s Hard Life

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:48:55 +0000

(image) Here are scenes of life of Russian busy people – legislators from Russian parliament, Duma. Just take look how busy and serious those respectable people are. Selfie in the middle of the session is a must for them. Not even … Read more...



Some Photos of Russia in 1990s

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:24:37 +0000

(image) Just to remember (or discover) how Russia lived in 1990s. No comments just a few photos.  



Abandoned Wheat Elevator Grainery That Was Biggest in Russia

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:50:52 +0000

(image) Yaransk Elevator is a huge scale company. Once it was one of the biggest elevator in Russia now it’s stopped, territory is empty, buildings stay abandoned. Here is the trip inside by Russian blogger Oesolod. Yaransk is a small town … Read more...



Rare Soviet LADA 2109 Time Capsule

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:29:48 +0000

(image) Man has got inherited an absolutely new Soviet LADA Sputnik 2109 car. It has only 49 km on it, still in factory packaging on the seats, was stored in a garage. Looks like his grandfather has never used it. And … Read more...



Why Did Soviet Most Nice Looking Van Fail

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:46:24 +0000

(image) This Russian car, the passenger van, was enchanting many Russian people when it appeared in a cult Soviet movie about Shurik. Soviet people were arguing if its Soviet creation or an imported luxury. Some even thought this was a self-made … Read more...



Crimea: Trip to Underground Submarines Storage, Cold War Object, Now Underground Museum of Submarines

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:00:38 +0000

(image) This bay in Crimea is not just nice blue water and yachts. This one has some unprecedented in world history object, top secret sometime ago, and now it’s a museum called “Balaclava” same as the bay called. A museum of … Read more...



How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:21:18 +0000

(image) Last month Russian Navy divers lifted an American Bell P-39 Airacobra plane from the bottom of the lake on Kola Peninsula, Russia. This is how it looks like. It was staying 45 meter deep on the lake bottom. They used … Read more...



Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:10:56 +0000

(image) August second is a Airborne Storm Troopers day in Russia. Special forces veterans flock into Russian cities dress into their iconic striped shirts and blue berets and have fun. Here is how it was yesterday in Moscow, as on photos … Read more...



Launch of Soyuz MC-05 from Baikonur Spaceport

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:17:53 +0000

(image) July 28th a Soyuz MC-05 space rocket was launched. Three cosmonauts were there, one American, one Russian, one European (Italy). They plan to stay in space for 139 days. Here is how the launch went in detail. At first the … Read more...



Vintage Soviet Firefighter Motorcycle URAL

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 12:48:14 +0000

(image) Sometime ago there were motorcycles used at Soviet firefighters crews. Especially the sidecar URAL motorcycles were popular. They were placing a pump in a sidecar and here you go. This one is now being placed in front of stadium in … Read more...



Nice Little Russian Town in Altai Mountains

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 18:46:44 +0000

(image) This is Chemal town in Altai region, Russia. Population just 4,000 people. It’s staying in a valley between two mountains. It’s a very picturesque little town, just take a look at it.  



Man Made a Separate Entrance for His Cat that Glows in the Dark

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:04:39 +0000

(image) Vladimir Semenov from Volgograd, Russia, likes his cat Ryzhik (RedHair) that much that built him a separate entrance into his first floor apartment. The staircase helps the pet to climb his apartment with ease. More than that there is cool … Read more...



Weird Fashion of Moscow Subway 2017

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:28:19 +0000

(image) Moscow subway is a such wonderful place, which not only helps to reach their destination, but also can grant you mass of interesting new emotions. Here is a 2017 Moscow subway trends being listed. 1. Big trend of 2017 is … Read more...



This Van Has a Jet Airplane Engine Installed in It

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:58:10 +0000

(image) What will happen if you install a jet plane engine into a small Soviet (Russian) van? You probably would picture a race car that make a speed record somewhere on a salt sea. However it is not also this. Look … Read more...



Man Was Making Moonshine for Sale Deep in Woods in Belarus

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:20:25 +0000

(image) When police arrived they found out that the man had a truck parked deep in woods. In the back of that truck he had a whole vodka production factory going on at fool scale with over 300 liters of ready … Read more...



Clouds of Locust Closed Skies in South of Russia [photos & videos]

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:34:39 +0000

(image) Giant swarms of locusts attacking South of Russia these days. It all started in Dagestan but started spread across Russia fast. Now it is in Stavropol region, Kalmykia, Buryatia, Krasnodar and more. It eats and destroys everything it meets on … Read more...



The Story of an Abandoned Nuclear Lighthouse near St.Petersburg

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:26:27 +0000

(image) From first sight this abandoned lighthouse doesn’t attract much attention. What, haven’t we’ve seen some abandoned lighthouses? There are plenty of abandoned stuff in exUSSR. However this one is very special. It has a very dramatic story behind it. So according … Read more...



Faces of Soviet People in Leningrad by Sergei Podgorkov

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:00:11 +0000

(image) Those are photographs by Soviet photograph Sergei Podgorkov. Mostly people and their faces, but also scenes from Soviet life in Leningrad, now St.Petersburg. From 1970s to 1990. Rzhevka, Leningrad. KAMAZ truck stuck in dirt, tractor came to rescue.   November … Read more...



Russian city Samara in late 19th Century

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 17:21:25 +0000

(image) Some pretty awesome historical postcards about Russian city Samara during late 19th century. Some are pure magic like this one above. You won’t find such scenery now. All of them got captures so won’t be boring viewing. This sort of … Read more...



Russian Dmitry Donskoy Submarine and Peter the Great Battle Cruiser Arrived to the Gulf of Finland

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 14:14:39 +0000

(image) Russian Dmitry Donskoy atomic submarine and Peter the Great battlecruiser arrived to St.Petersburg to participate in Navy Day Parade today. Here are some photos and also a video of the whole parade. It’s the first time such big ships participate … Read more...



Two days in Moscow in 1982

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 13:41:46 +0000

(image) So this is a kind of a time machine. Foreign tourist arrived in Moscow April 30th 1982 and stayed there two days. He made numerous photos of what he saw around. Now we can see them too. Some people say … Read more...



Only in Russia part 8

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 13:16:00 +0000

(image) New collection of “Only in Russia” photos. Now part eight. Some can make you smile probably. Outdoor music festivals are probably same everywhere. …however paved sidewalks are definitely not same in different countries. Here is a Russian one. And this … Read more...



500 American Tourists Visit Yalta and Odessa in 1960

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 19:02:24 +0000

(image) 500 American Tourists Visit Yalta and Odessa Soviet cities in 1960. These are the photos they took. via



How people were spending their summer vacations in USSR

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:12:33 +0000

(image) This selection of vintage colored photos can give you idea what a summer vacation for a Soviet person could look like. “Citizens of USSR have a right for a vacation” says the slogan on top of the gate. via



Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:54:06 +0000

(image) The most famous volcano on Iturup island of Kurill islands on the Eastern part of Russia, next to Japan. Because of the volcano there are plenty of hot springs on the island. Russian traveller Sergey visited the place and made … Read more...



Russian Air Show Maks 2017

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:06:00 +0000

(image) Russian blogger Deletant went to the last day of the MAKS-2017 Russian air show. This would be the last MAKS airshow as they stop doing it. In 2019 they play to have something similar but it won’t be MAKS he … Read more...



Ghost cities of Russia: Halmer-U Town That President Putin Dropped a Bomb At

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:55:56 +0000

(image) If someone tells you Vladimir Putin was bombing Russian cities, don’t rush to call him crazy. It’s partly true. Probably not a city, more like a town, and not inhabited by people but 10,000 of the inhabitants evicted a few … Read more...



Russian Ussuriysk Siberian Railroad in 1897

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:54:17 +0000

(image) Those are old photographs from Ussuriysk Siberian railway, in 1897. Sadly most of the photos have no captions. However this one on top is Vladivostok railway station and its square in 1897. And this is Vladivostok sea port. “Sedanka” station. … Read more...



Pacific Russian Army Showing How to Cross Water Barriers

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:44:41 +0000

(image) Pacific Coast Russian army invited journalists to show how they can cross the water barriers – rivers etc. Soldiers showed different skills such as driving under water (!) building pontoon bridges, training attack into an imaginary enemy units and more. Here … Read more...



USSR Retro Beach Photos

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:51:50 +0000

(image) A nice collection of Soviet beach photos, different photographers – foreign and Russian. And first one is from Sochi, 1956. This is Sochi “Caucasus Rivera” hotel beach. Sochi, “Primorskaya” promenade. This is also Sochi a few photos more, author of … Read more...



17 Examples of Russian Girls in Instagram and in Real Life

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:00:35 +0000

(image) This is a selection of Russian girls and their photos in Instagram and then same young lady but with her photo taken in real life. No make up, no staged photos, just from everyday life. Probably those girls are not … Read more...